dyewood
noun Date: 1699 a wood (as logwood or fustic) from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing

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  • Dyewood — Dye wood , n. Any wood from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyewood — [dī′wood΄] n. any wood yielding a dye …   English World dictionary

  • dyewood — noun any wood from which dye is obtained • Hypernyms: ↑wood * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: often attributive 1. : a wood (as logwood or fustic) from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing dyewood extract 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyewood — /duy wood /, n. any wood yielding a coloring matter used for dyeing. [1690 1700; DYE + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyewood — noun brazilwood …   Wiktionary

  • dyewood — dye•wood [[t]ˈdaɪˌwʊd[/t]] n. tex any wood yielding a coloring matter used for dyeing • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • dyewood — /ˈdaɪwʊd/ (say duywood) noun any wood yielding a colouring matter used for dyeing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jamaica — • The largest of the British West Indian islands, situated in the Caribbean Sea Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Jamaica     Jamaica      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • camwood — n. a hard red wood from a tree Pterocarpus soyauxii, native to W. Africa. Etymology: perh. f. Temne * * * noun small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye • Syn: ↑African sandalwood, ↑Baphia nitida • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adenanthera pavonina — Sandalwood San dal*wood, n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar. [,c]andal, or Gr. sa ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr. candana. Cf. {Sanders}.] (Bot.) (a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree ({Santalum album}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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